By Siri Hustvedt
From the writer of the foreign bestseller What I Loved, a provocative choice of autobiographical and demanding essays approximately writing and writers.
Whether her topic is transforming into up in Minnesota, cross-dressing, or the unconventional, Hustvedt's nonfiction, like her fiction, defies effortless categorization, elegantly combining mind, emotion, wit, and fervour. With a gentle contact and consummate readability, she undresses the cultural prejudices that veil either literature and lifestyles and explores the a number of personalities that unavoidably inhabit a writer's brain. Is it attainable for a girl within the 20th century to advocate the corset, and while procedure with authority what it's prefer to be a guy? Hustvedt does. Writing with rigorous honesty approximately her personal divided self, and the way this has formed her as a author, she additionally techniques the works of others--Fitzgerald, Dickens, and Henry James--with revelatory perception, and a practitioner's knowing in their art.
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